GATOR SKIN (for soil)
Gator Skin (for soil) is a pH stable silica concentrate formulated specifically to deliver the
maximum available concentration of silica at the correct pH & monomer to be used effectively by
Silicate (& potassium silicate) is by nature a difficult element to make bioavailable to plants. It
has a high pH (11 - 12.5) which resists change & when brought down to a level plants can use,
forms an insoluble silica gel that plants cannot absorb. The chemistries needed to keep it
soluble & bioavailable make it exceptionally challenging to dilute & use at home.
Gator Skin has been formulated to ensure soluble monosilicate (MSA) stays in solution,
bioavailable & that the home user doesn't need to perform rocket science for silicate application
Why use Gator Skin (for soil)
● Sufficient uptake of silica by the plant is important because silicon exerts many beneficial
effects on plants improving structural strength (stronger stems & branches), helps in the
uptake of other plant nutrients & plays a role in growth and development.
● Helps plants deal with non-biological stresses like drought, salinity, acidity etc
● Silicon increases plant resistance to biological stress (by stimulating defense reactions) -
less attacks by insects like aphids & spider mites etc, as well as fungal diseases like
Where to use Gator Skin (for soil)
Works in all grow substrates including coir & soil-less mediums, deep-water culture (dwc),
mineral & living soils.
What to feed
Gator Skin (for soil) is a supplementary product to your current veg product line & is
complementary to Swamp Juice.
It is fed separately from your feed nutrients i.e. on alternate timing.
DO NOT FEED GATOR SKIN WITH YOUR FEED NUTRIENTS.
This to ensure your plant gets maximum utilisation of both feed nutrients & silica.
When to feed
Gator skin can be fed from the same time that feed nutrients are introduced in terms of plant life
It is fed once weekly on alternate day to nutrient feeding.
● DWC applications, Gator Skin is added to the feed reservoir after nutrients have been
formulated & added. EC/ppm & pH should be checked before & after addition to ensure
it is within specification.
How much to feed
1. Add 10 ml Gator Skin (for soil) to 1 litre water & stir
2. Add 5 ml (1 teaspoon) vinegar to the mixed Gator Skin & stir.
3. Feed as usual
Gator Skin is a concentrated silica product with high pH
Exercise due care when working with this product
Avoid contact with eyes & skin
In case of contact, rinse well with water & seek medical assistance in case of eye contact.
Do not ingest.
If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING. Seek medical assistance.
Shake well before use
Store in cool, dry area away from sunlight